Educational Psychology

Providing psychological advice and support to young people and their families and carers.

An Educational Psychologist works with children, young people, their families, and professionals to improve outcomes. We also work with small groups and/or educational settings to support the inclusion and participation of children and young people.

We are part of The Psychology and Therapeutic Services along with Child, Adolescent, Community Psychologists, Family Systemic Psychotherapists, Assistant Psychologists, and Inclusion Facilitators. 


  • An Educational Psychology Masters degree or Doctorate,
  • Current and valid registration as an Educational Psychologist with the Health Care Professional Council (HCPC),
  • Further postgraduate training/ further continued professional development in psychological interventions aimed at supporting mental health and emotional well-being,
  • Commitment to our WE ASPIRE values.

Why join us?

Innovation is at the core to help develop a values-based practice. This is achieved through creative workstreams, progressive practice, and partnership working that promotes a collaborative culture, varied and rewarding opportunities, and ongoing professional development.

Key elements of our team:

  • collaborative culture: working systemically with multi-agency partners drives positive change. There is a focus on consultation, person-centred approaches, evidence-based practice, and therapeutic support.
  • varied and rewarding: being part of an evolving community-based service places children and families at the heart. Innovative applications of psychology promote positive outcomes.
  • professional development: there are opportunities such as HCPC reimbursement, generous CPD, quality supervision, and links with EP Doctorate/Masters courses.

Additional benefits

  • Local government or NHS pension, subject to meeting the current requirements,
  • a generous relocation package,
  • essential car user allowance, access to a car leasing and/or cycle-to-work scheme,
  • dedicated business support team,
  • flexible working options and our commitment to supporting health and wellbeing,
  • staff networks that are open to staff, councillors and partners who share similar characteristics, life experiences, values, and beliefs.  

More information about the Psychology and Therapeutic Services and wellbeing in education is available on the Suffolk County Council website.